"Truth is stranger than fiction." Mark Twain said that.
My life sure has proved that out as of late.
The rest of his quote is: "Fiction has to make sense."
I'm not a reader or writer of fiction, so I must assume that is true. I'm sure it must be written in such a way that the storyline makes sense, like any good story.
The storyline of my life, as of late, would make a great fiction story. I think it has a lot of the components that people want in a juicy, draw-you-in story. Only problem is, it sure doesn't seem to make sense. And that is because it is truth, and if I were to write it as a part of my memoir, I don't think many would believe it. Why? Because it sounds like a fiction novel. I'm sure people would think that the storyline had been "embellished" upon to make it a more interesting read. (As is the case with most memoirs published today.)
I've been centering in on Joseph lately. His life sure sounds like fiction to me. Who could come up with such a storyline for his life? But, I love the ending of his story. I can relate so much to him. One day, on Heaven's shores, I will look for Joseph. I want to thank him. I keep the ending of his life's journey close to my heart as my inspiration to keep on keeping on.
A very wise man (my son, Andrew) shared Gideon with me today. I hadn't thought about Gideon in a really long time, but there are lessons to be learned from his life's struggles as well. And so I will read tonight. And be strengthened all the more.
Maybe that's why some people don't believe the Words written in the Holy Scriptures - sounds too much like fiction - some of It even stranger than fiction! But, it is Truth all the same.
So I guess I'm in good company with the likes of Joseph and Gideon. And since God is no respecter of persons, my ending will be just as "improbable" to the natural mind as was theirs. And just as glorifying!
Someday, when the ending of my story is just as awesome as Joseph's and Gideon's - the manifestation of God's deliverance and power and provision - maybe, just maybe, my storyline will be an inspiration to someone else. Maybe someone will glean from my life's struggles. God sure knows I hope so. Then this will all be worthwhile.
Because of Him and Unto Him,
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